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Judith S wrote a review Dec 2016
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful town amazing views , very medieval, takes you back to another era . You feel as if Gandalf or Bilbo Baggins will be just around the corner . The local cuisine is exquisite .
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Date of experience: December 2016
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jaydub1948 wrote a review Nov 2016
Columbus, OH133 contributions34 helpful votes
This nearly abandoned quarter of Tursi is, fortunately, being restored, though bit by bit. It is most moving, IMO, to walk upon streets and see dwellings with so much history contained within. If only the stones could speak. It seemed ever more mysterious as dusk began to settle in on that late October day. The ghosts seemed to be reclaiming it. The Rabatana is thought to have been built in the eight-hundreds by Saracens. The name is quite possibly derived from 'rabat' or 'town' in Arabic. It could also come from the local dialect variations as a combination of 'tana' or den in Standard Italian and 'arabo' or Arab/Arabic in the national language. There is an old olive press that has been restored and is open for viewing. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the Rabatana. The past holds much waiting to be revealed.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Mauro S wrote a review Sep 2015
Milan, Italy12 contributions2 helpful votes
History walked around this site, sometimes it crossed, sometimes it destroyed the village, the men's work, the view is fantastic and you can enjoy this site eating in Palazzo dei Poeti (Poets' Palace) a fantastic resort in restored Sarancen village over Tursi.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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